April 2018

Apr 30, 2018

photo by Marni Rothschild

One of the most fun events surrounding a wedding weekend can be the bridal luncheon. It’s the last time to be with just the girls and take your mind off of all the last minute details. Today, we’re sharing some snippets from some of our favorite past ladies’ lunches.

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The first luncheon took place on the decks of a private yacht. The girls got to lounge and enjoy each other’s company, eat and sip, and had manis/pedis on site.

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The bride gifted custom clutches made from fabrics that she personally chose for each girl, and had their initials embroidered on the inside.

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photos by Liz Banfield

Jamie Moran with son Riley Moran

Our bride’s favorite movie was “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” , so naturally a Tiffany themed luncheon was perfect. All of the girls dressed the part with Tiaras and tea length black gloves.

Jamie Moran with son Riley Moran

Jamie Moran with son Riley Moran

Lunch was held in the private dining room at Peninsula Grill in Charleston, SC.

Jamie Moran with son Riley Moran

Pearl napkin ties and a famous Tiffany blue box cake completed the details. Cake by Jim Smeal.

Jamie Moran with son Riley Moran

Tiffany pearl bracelets from the bride were a thoughtful accessory for each girl to wear as part of their bridesmaid ensembles on the wedding day. Photos by Liz Banfield

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This Southern Belle bride loved girlie touches. Since her wedding took place at a mountain getaway, we decided to utilize the resort’s dining room to host the luncheon.. Itt was so fun to incorporate all of the pink and frills into such a rustic location.

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 We monogramed luncheon napkins that the bride could take home for her linen collection. And the monogramed cocktail napkins were not only the place cards, but fun takeaways for the guests.

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Along with pink sorbet, we surprised the girls with cotton candy (that we personally made for each guest) at the end for a fun treat. Photos by Liz Banfield

4.30.18   |   TARA GUÉRARD
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photo by Lucy Cuneo

Mother’s day is around the corner, folks!  Time to think about the perfect gift for your Mom, Grandmother, Stepmother, Aunt, Best Friend, New Mom, Wife, etc.  We have curated a list of our favorites, those that we would like to receive or be thrilled to give.. And, we have something for all interests!  Of course, sometimes a little breakfast in bed or brunch with the family is all the gift needed!

photo by Lucy Cuneo

For the bike riding exercise lover, I adore my Nantucket Bike Basket… I can jet down to the market for a bottle of wine or fresh flowers to put in the house and this basket is perfect!

If you need something a little bigger, try a vintage Grocer’s Basket from BEG… These are hand made by artisans who have been making them for generations.

Over the Moon x Peep’s Paper Products collaboration

Lake Pajamas

The spa going, Netflix binging, or even traveling mama would enjoy one of the sweet new custom monogramed robes from the Over the Moon x Peep’s Paper Products collaboration.  I’m a pajama collector and I’ve received and given these LAKE pajamas frequently and could keep going.. They are so soft and perfect for traveling since you could easily sit on a terrace or in a living room for breakfast and not be embarrassed in these.

For the traditional mom, custom notecards or even luxurious blank cards from Lettered Olive would be perfect. I truly believe handwritten notes are still important and writing them on the loveliest of papers makes them feel like little treasures.

Many of you might not know, but one of my first creative outlets or passions was pottery. I loved throwing pots and truly miss having the time to do that. Luckily, I’m hoping to get back into it later this year when my friend and past bride, Maria White Mebane, begins offering her classes again.  So, for the crafty mom, offering her a chance to discover a possible new talent- message Maria on Instagram @mariawhitestudio to get a class package (8 week sessions will be begin in the fall for $300). And, you can also purchase her pieces (or gift cards), which make your standard bouquet presentation an elevated surprise.

4.28.18   |   TARA GUÉRARD
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Apr 23, 2018

photo by Corbin Gurkin

Everyone has heard the old adage, April showers bring May flowers (although I’m sure no bride is hoping for those april showers on her big day), so for today’s prettiness, we’re sharing some of our favorite Spring themed floral arrangements. For us, texture is everything and of course we love to design everything based on our client’s personalities, so here is how we do it! photos by Corbin Gurkin

For our bride with a pastel color palette and French influenced design, so many varieties and shades were combined for that picked out of the garden feel- especially with the French lavender. The centerpieces were an extension of the bridal bouquets, and varied from table to table… And of course, atop pale green toile linens.

photo by Corbin Gurkin

Of course, spring is also the time of year when some of the sweetest blooms come in different shades- so the option of pastel or punchy is often available.  Fresh fronds from maidenhair and umbrella ferns are delicate fillers (that don’t really seem like fillers).

photo by Corbin Gurkin

If you are using a year round hearty flower like orchids or roses, pair them with seasonal blooms like lilacs and in fresh colors for a springtime update. 

photos by Corbin Gurkin 

photo by Gayle Brooker

Of course, sometimes the wedding colors themselves take centerstage, and white flowers are what are needed most.  The way white peonies and tulips open up in our spring time temperatures make them stars even in white. And, pairing them with lush greens brighten them up and offer definition… Happy Spring!

4.23.18   |   TARA GUÉRARD
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